Working in the East and working in the West can mean a completely different experience. Ahead of the Pilot Career Show, which is launching on May 10, 2018, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, AeroTime talked with VOR Holdings – one of the biggest Asian pilot recruitment companies, to get some advice for pilots applying for or considering a new job opportunity in Asia.

How much the work culture differs among different regions?

VOR Holdings recruits primarily for Asian airlines. The culture between the East and the West is very different. And the culture between Chinese and Western culture is completely opposite. Asian culture is focused on harmony, hierarchy, humility and consensus, whereas Western culture is rather focused on “me” and concerned about little else.

 

OR Holdings can be met at the Pilot Career Show in Amsterdam. Don’t have a chance to participate on May 10? Meet them at the upcoming Pilot Career Show events in Istanbul (June 21, 2018), Frankfurt (September 13, 2018) or Singapore (November 15, 2018).

 

What are the areas that interests of airlines and interests of pilots “clash” the most often?       

The majority of pilots are concerned about time off.  Obviously, airlines want flight hours.

True or false: there is no shortage of pilots, there is only a shortage of pilots willing to work for the salaries offered. Why?

VOR Holdings, through its 33 airlines in China, offers the highest paying jobs in the world. The clash comes from the willingness to work. The high paying jobs are available. With a little sacrifice, pilots can make over $350,000 USD per year. We believe that pay for A320 and B737NG captains will hit $400,000 USD per year by the end of 2018.

What are the three main traits airlines are looking for in a pilot?

VOR Holdings’ 35 airlines are looking for flexibility and compliance. A flexible and compliant pilot can easily make over $350,000 USD per year.


VOR Holdings can be met at the Pilot Career Show in Amsterdam. Don’t have a chance to participate on May 10? Meet them at the upcoming Pilot Career Show events in Istanbul (June 21, 2018), Frankfurt (September 13, 2018) or Singapore (November 15, 2018).

Aiming to provide current and aspiring aviators with the opportunity to meet their peers, share career advice, experiences and to learn the dos and don’ts of building a career in aviation, the event is expecting over 300 attendees and 12 hiring aviation companies.  For more information please visit https://www.pilotcareershow.com/ .